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Asif pulls out of ODIs against India

The Pak cricket team suffers a setback with the speedster pulling out of the 5-match ODI series against India because of injury.

cricket Updated: Nov 01, 2007 16:36 IST
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Pakistan cricket team on Thursday suffered a setback with speedster Mohammad Asif pulling out of the five match ODI series against India because of an elbow injury.

The Pakistan team is scheduled to reach Delhi on Thursday evening for the month long Indian tour which includes five ODIs and three Test matches. But the team will be without Asif at least for the first part of the tour.

Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to make an official announcement on the matter and has not named any replacement for the injured pacer.

"Asif is not leaving with the team today due to an elbow injury. PCB will make an official announcement later during the day," sources in the board said.

Asif, though, is likely to join the team for the Test series starting on November 22.

Asif missed the ODI series against South Africa due to the same injury after breaking down while bowling in the second Test against South Africa at Lahore.

The bowler underwent an emergency MRI scan and the report showed that he needs further rest for the injury to heal properly.

Pakistan will play its first ODI in Guwahati on November 5.

First Published: Nov 01, 2007 12:09 IST